Tag Archives: Antivirus

Windows: Vulnerabilities in McAfee Endpoint Security (Nov. 2020)

[German]Users of McAfee Endpoint Security should update the product. Because vulnerabilities weakens Windows security. Here is some information. Advertising

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Avira for Business discontinued – EOL on Jan. 1, 2022

[German]The manufacturer of anti-virus products, Avira, has surprisingly discontinued its product line for enterprise customers. On November 1, 2022, the products concerned will reach the end of support (end-of-life), which may come as a surprise to some users. Advertising

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Microsoft Defender Package for Windows Install-image Updates

[German]Microsoft has released a PowerShell script package that allows installation images of Windows 10 and Windows Server to already have an updated Microsoft Defender. This should reduce the vulnerability of a new installation. Advertising

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Security: Patch your Trend Micro Apex One (Sept. 24, 2020)

[English]The Trend Micro security solution Apex One and Apex One as a Service (SaaS) has serious vulnerabilities, which the manufacturer has closed via a security update. Administrators using the products should install updates promptly. Advertising

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Trend Micro Apex One and Office Scan XG vulnerable

[German]Administrators using Trend Micro’s Apex One, Apex One as a Service (SaaS) and Office Scan XG products as a protection solution on Windows and macOS need to act. The products are vulnerable through four vulnerabilities, but an update is available. … Continue reading

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Defender flags Windows Hosts file as malicious – Part 2

[German]It looks like the Windows Defender has run amok again and considers the Windows hosts file as malicious and complains about it as HostFileHijack. I’ve had now a few confirmation from other users. Advertising

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Windows 10: Avast-Bug blocks app launch

[German]In Windows 10, some users had the problem that certain programs suddenly stopped starting. Now the cause is known: Avast and AVG security solutions were preventing these programs from starting. Advertising

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Vulnerabilities in Symantec Endpoint Protection

[German]There are serious vulnerabilities in older versions (before 14.3) of Endpoint Protection and Endpoint Protection Manager for Windows that allow the system to take over. Symantec has released updates for these products. Advertising

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Approach to deactivate almost any antivirus program

[German]Security researchers from Rack911 Labs describe a technique that can be used to leverage and disable almost any antivirus software on Windows or macOS. Although some AV vendors has improved their products, it’s not a good news for fans of … Continue reading

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SCEP/MSE/Defender: Broken Signatureupdate kills Microsoft Antivirus (04/16/2020)

[German]An update, which may contain a broken signature file, has bricked all Microsoft virus scanners (Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essential, and System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP)) since April 16, 2020. The service for performing the virus scan simply crashes. A … Continue reading

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